Drove this morning to the town of Onyx on Hwy 178, CA  to hike up Onyx Peak #2.  It's a short, but steep hike up the wide ridge crossing over to a saddle on the left of an area of large boulders.  Turns out I had to climb over and around these boulders before reaching the final climb up the ridge to where it splits.  Taking the left ridge I hiked up to the summit, which had great views of Nichols Peak and Heald Peak.


After signing the register, I dropped down the wide ridge, instead of clambering over the large boulders the way I had come up.  The hike up Onyx is about 4 miles round trip with 2,300 feet of gain, which took 4 hours.